Project-Controls-Scheduling

Part 2: Project Controls “Controlling the Chaos” This Project Controls “Controlling the Chaos” blog series is a continuation of our blog, Project Control or Project Chaos: You Decide. I’m not here to teach you how to schedule, but rather who to apply throat hugs to as you try to manage and control your own projects. …

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Time-Management-Distance-Learning

A Simple Guide For Cat Herders It’s a Wednesday morning at the Land household and school is in session. The 8-year-old has now clocked 20 minutes pleading a case against the inevitable sentence he has to write for Language Arts. His main argument…. “it takes too much time”. The 6-year-old is legitimately struggling to understand…

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Certifications-Alphabet-Soup

Introduction A, B, C, D, E, F, G…. You know how the song goes! The letters in the alphabet makeover 170,000 words in the English language.  They can also represent acronyms for certifications that could help your hiring and earning potential. Certification alphabet soup certs like the PMP, CAPM, PSM, LSS, and ITIL, just to…

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Zoom-working-from-home

Figuring out a New Normal For those who hate change – welcome to 2020! This year has taught me that it is okay that your personal life will bleed into your work life and that you have to roll with the punches, learn the art of pivoting, set proper expectations, and the importance of routines.…

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Jobs-during-a-pandemic

What Tips and Tricks I Used During a Pandemic to Find my Job at Arrowhead Consulting. So, you have lost your job, laid off, furloughed? Bummer. It feels like a soul-crushing blow to your self-esteem. One huge half glass full thing to consider – you losing your job due to a global pandemic is not…

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DiSC-Personality-Deals

Part Four: Using DiSC Personality Styles and Star Wars to Close More Deals Introduction Whether you are selling LIGHTSABERS, STARFIGHTERS, or DROIDS, as a salesperson, understanding your customer’s buying style can make the difference between making a sale or leaving empty-handed.  Today, the COMPETITION for customers is a BATTLE!  Craft a WINNING selling strategy by…

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DiSC-EQ

Part three: Use the FORCE – What Star Wars Teaches Us About Emotional Regulation and Agility Exploring EQ and DiSC Styles in the Star Wars Universe Emotional intelligence, otherwise known as EQ, is defined as the capacity to be aware of, control and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.  So…

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Audit-Arrowhead-Consulting

Introduction The word audit alone can cause panic-inducing sweats but pair that with all the various versions ISO has and getting certified can seem even more daunting. The process can feel extremely intimidating, especially when you struggle to know where to start. I recently performed a combo ISO 20000:2018 / 27001:2013 implementation and wanted to…

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4-values-to-look-for-in-top-consulting-firms

Introduction In today’s business environment, organizations constantly face challenges that affect their People, Processes, and/or Tools.  Some of those challenges can be handled in-house through existing departmental staff, while others may require outside experts who can supply a unique perspective.  This is where consulting firms come in.    Typically, consultants are brought in to produce…

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